Friday, July 17, 2020

Take Home Storytime: Patterns

  • Program Goals
    • Pass on early literacy message and encourage families to continue early literacy at home
    • Encourage circulation and storytime attendance
    • Reach families who are unable to attend storytime
  • Notes
    • Storytime bundle August 2020
  • Projects
    • Paint
    • Sand art
  • Supplies
    • Ziplock baggie of paint
    • Bottle of colored sand
    • Glue
    • Paper plate
Miss storytime? You can practice many of the early literacy concepts we use in storytime at home! Don't forget to sign up for text alerts so you can make it to the next storytime!

Theme: Patterns

Use the five early literacy practices; talking, singing, reading, playing, and writing with these books and projects!

TALK about patterns. Do you see patterns in nature? Around your house? Go for a walk and see how many patterns you can recognize.

Get ready to WRITE by drawing patterns in your paint with your finger or a stick.

Get ready to WRITE by practicing fine motor control with your sand art project. Squeeze the glue into patterns on the paper plate, then carefully shake sand over it. Let it dry, then shake off the excess sand and repeat!

SING any song with a refrain - it's a kind of pattern! Can you recognize the beat of a favorite song? Another pattern!

PLAY a game with a pattern like matching cards or Go Fish.

READ stories about patterns - and look for patterns in other books you read

Pitter Pattern by Joyce Hesselberth
Stripes of all types by Susan Stockdale
Spotty Stripy Swirly What are patterns? by Jane Brocket 
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman

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Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian

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